Ecology

Non-Native Invasive Species Identification Guide

Non-native species are species that have been introduced into new areas that have not historically been part of their native range. Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) can have significant impacts on biodiversity and on human society and its economic interests. A quick reference guide on the NNIS has been produced for the people working on the project. More information on NNIS can also be found in the link below. This could be used to support a biology lesson.

Non – Native Species

Quick Reference Guide for Invasive Non – Native Species

Ticks & Lyme Disease Guidance

This document aims to make people working on projects aware of situations where ticks may be a risk, how to reduce the risk of tick bites and what measures to take if you find a tick on your person, or find a tick bite. This could be used to support a biology or as preparation for a field trip.

Guidance Notes for Ticks and Lyme Disease

Biosecurity – Background and good practice for site visits and site activities

Biosecurity is a term used for procedures or measures designed to protect people and the environment against harmful biological or biochemical substances. This guidance is for general use by all the people who work on a project and sets out simple good practice/ instructions. This helps identify and minimise risks therefore helping prevent the accidental transfer of pests, disease and non-native species. This helps people to stay safe while they are working on site, and to protect the environment from our activities. This could be used to support a biology or as preparation for a field trip.

Biosecurity Guidance

Quick Reference Guide for Invasive Non – Native Species

A9 Dualling Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Report and Addendum

(Part of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Stage 1 – see more information under the ‘Roads’ tab.)

The SEA Report and Addendum (included in the links below) specifically consider the potential environmental impacts of proposed design options. The information reported on within these kinds of reports is key to the decision making process and ensuring the project is sustainable (along with the DMRB Engineering and Economic Reports), see details under the engineering sub-tab). The professionals within the civil engineering sector produce these reports as it is compliant with industry standards and leads to further compliance with EU Legislation.

A9 Strategic Environmental Assessment Report

A9 Strategic Environmental Assessment Report Addendum

Example of A9 Dualling Environmental Statements

(Part of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Stage 3 – see more information under the ‘Roads’ tab).

Luncarty To Pass of Birnam Environmental Statement